New grant programme gives a boost to local community organisations

17 Sep 2018 Amyholgate

We’re excited to announce a new grant programme, which is being led by the Bristol Community Health Staff Council. The programme will give a boost to local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations. For the first time, we are donating grants of varying sizes to local projects which empower people to better look after their own health.

Matthew Areskog, our head of patient and public empowerment, says: “We know how hard local grass-roots organisations work to make a difference. We want to give them some extra support to help local people live healthier lives – whether it’s for an existing project, or to launch something new. Educating and empowering people to look after their own health is key for us, so that’s what we’ll be hoping hear about in the grant applications. Our staff, who know better than anyone what’s needed in the community, will be voting on the final shortlist.”

Two types of grant are available (click on links below for application forms and the accompanying guidance):

The funds can be used for staff salaries, project activities, running costs, equipment and small-scale refurbishment. Groups of people who could benefit include children and young people, people of working age, older people, people leaving custody, families or carers.  We are grateful to Voscur, who helped us develop the grant programme to suit the needs of the sector.

The deadline for applications is 21 October 2018, with successful applicants notified in November and grants awarded in the new year. 

Questions? Email the Bristol Community Health Staff Council